It was a happy day when, several years ago, we retired our color inkjet printer and bought a laser printer. It doesn't make color prints, but we rarely need them. It's fast and best of all, 3rd-party toner cartridges are dirt cheap. Amazon sells a 2-pack of the TN450 compatible high yield toner cartridge for most Brother printers for $14, or $7 each. The genuine cartridges sell for $45 each. I've never has a problem with any of the knockoff cartridges.
Astrobrights sells 89gm tactical paper by the ream [Amazon] for those of us with a pressing need for large amounts of stealthy milspec cellulose-lignin sheeting in standard workplace dimensions. P.S. The Uniball Signo Broad is the best white pen. MORE: Actually tactical paper. READ THE REST
My red Swingline stapler has been sparking joy since 2008, but if you don't care about the color, this black version is just [amazon_link asins='B00006IFKT' template='PriceLink' store='boingboing' marketplace='US' link_id='ef88cbda-dd04-499a-8f64-d0f73bd773e3'] on Amazon. At that price, you won't be tempted to set your building on fire should someone take it from you. READ THE REST
The business end of KOKUYO Beetle Tips highlighter looks a bit like a rhinoceros beetle's horns, hence the name. Three-way refers to the fun you'll have with the highlighter when you make three different kinds of marks with it. Amazon sells a colorful 5-pack for [amazon_link asins='B001J5PBUO' template='PriceLink' store='boingboing' marketplace='US' link_id='c08ba8e9-91c2-4cbc-ba4c-119e5639d307']. [via] READ THE REST
Bridging the gap between the analog and digital worlds is a lot tougher than it seems. If you write notes on a piece of paper, you carry that paper with you until you need those notes. Generally, if an image, document, or even just information is created in the analog world, somebody literally has to… READ THE REST
Learning isn't just about understanding a skill like figuring out how to code or mastering a foreign language. Learning is about taking in everything happening in the world around you, listening to smart, informed sources, and letting that experience guide you to better, smarter, more informed decisions in your life. Learning doesn't just happen in… READ THE REST
Unless you're a ravenous clockwatcher, it's easy to work, tinker with a project, or do a basic activity, then realize the hour you thought you'd spend on it has turned into 2…or 3…or more. Of course, we're all busy people, so heavy time spent in one area usually means something else is getting the short… READ THE REST